This Bipolar Life: Bring Your Presence to the Present

Today I want share my experience of moving from passive existence to engaged living. What is it like when just passive existence is a default perspective? It’s a dull, droll life. Time passes without notice, goals and dreams – what are those, right? Sometimes this can become an embedded pattern and years can pass unnoticedContinue reading “This Bipolar Life: Bring Your Presence to the Present”

Our Collective Grief & Covid-19

Go outside, stay indoors, go nowhere, go out and stimulate the economy, pay your bills – but wait, don’t work. So many contradictions. What should we (and can we) do to help? To survive? Transform? Adjust? Adapt? Get through in one piece? Inform others? Protect our sanity? Anything? Nothing? Perhaps the biggest question of all:Continue reading “Our Collective Grief & Covid-19”

This Bipolar Life: The Lens

Clinical diagnoses are the lens through which we, as patients, are perceived. We changed insurance companies. They didn’t cover my psychiatrist. So…new one. Guess what? Forty minutes into the new “relationship” I came away with two new diagnoses for major mental illnesses. ON TOP OF BIPOLAR. Because yeah, my previous two psychiatrists and my variousContinue reading “This Bipolar Life: The Lens”

This Bipolar Life: Dreams, Apologies and Forgiveness

Ever wonder what eight-year-old you would feel about the life you are leading now? I do. Maybe it’s because of all my therapy but more than once I’ve been told I need get in touch with my inner child. For a long time I didn’t get it. Now I do. “Getting in touch with yourContinue reading “This Bipolar Life: Dreams, Apologies and Forgiveness”

This Bipolar Life: The Coin Toss

Making decisions is not my strength, yet. I’m working on it but the whole finality of the choices gets me. Like, what if I’m wrong? What if it goes sideways? What if? What if? What if? Increasingly I am also making sure to wonder if I’m right too and that’s helping! Fortunately I have toolsContinue reading “This Bipolar Life: The Coin Toss”